Cooler Than Me
Mike Posner and Big Sean Lyrics


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If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm
I used up all my tricks, I hope that you like this
But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
You got designer shades just to hide your face
And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me
And you never say hey, or remember my name
And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me

You got your high brow, shoes on your feet
And you wear 'em around like it ain't shit
But you don't know the way that you look
When your steps make that much noise

Shh, I got you all figured out
You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen
Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are
Who do you think that you are

If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm
I used up all my tricks, I hope that you like this
But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
You got designer shades just to hide your face
And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me
And you never say hey, or remember my name
And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me

You got your high brow, switchin' your walk
And you don't even look when you pass by
But you don't know the way that you look
When your steps make that much noise

Shh, I got you all figured out
You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen
Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are
Who do you think that you are

'Cause it's your scene, (it's your scene)
I got no doubt
We all see
You got your head in the clouds

If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm
I used up all my tricks, I hope that you like this
But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
You got designer shades just to hide your face
And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me




And you never say hey, or remember my name
And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner featuring Big Sean speak of a person who believes that they are better than others and are untouchable. The singer seems to be acknowledging that he has tried all different ways to impress this individual, but they remain unimpressed. He also observes that this person wears designer shades and shoes, and walks around like they own the place, trying to show off how cool they are. In the end, the singer recognizes that this person is just trying too hard to fit in, as they need everyone's attention to feel seen while hiding behind a façade of makeup.


The song can be interpreted in different ways. Some suggest that the lyrics reflect the obsession that people have with social status and fitting in. The song implies that it is futile to try hard to be someone else to fit in because it will never work, and one should embrace their true selves instead. The lyrics also highlight the importance of staying true to oneself and not trying to change or hide behind designer clothes, makeup, or other accessories.


Line by Line Meaning

If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I wish I could write a song that would make you fall in love with me.


I would already have you up under my arm
If I could, I would have already won your heart and have you by my side.


I used up all my tricks, I hope that you like this
I've exhausted all my strategies to impress you, and I hope this works.


But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
But I doubt this will win you over because you believe you're better than me.


You got designer shades just to hide your face
You wear expensive sunglasses to conceal your identity and appear more important.


And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me
You wear them with arrogance, as if they make you superior to me.


And you never say hey, or remember my name
You don't bother to greet me or even remember my name.


And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me
It's likely because you believe you're better than me and don't see me as important enough to acknowledge.


You got your high brow, shoes on your feet
You have expensive tastes and wear fancy shoes.


And you wear 'em around like it ain't shit
You wear them casually, as if they're nothing special.


But you don't know the way that you look
You're oblivious to the way you appear to others.


When your steps make that much noise
Your loud footsteps draw attention to you, even if you don't realize it.


Shh, I got you all figured out
I understand your true nature and how you try to present yourself as better than you really are.


You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen
You depend on the attention of others to feel noticed and important.


Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are
Your makeup hides your true self, and nobody really knows who you are underneath it all.


Who do you think that you are
Who are you trying to be? why do you think you're better than others?


'Cause it's your scene, (it's your scene)
You believe this is your space, your time, and everyone else is just a bit player.


I got no doubt
I am completely certain that this is your perspective.


We all see
It's not just me; everyone can see how you behave.


You got your head in the clouds
You're delusional and have unrealistic expectations of yourself.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ERIC HOLLJES, MIKE POSNER

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nikeairjordanfly

was looking for this version everywhere. This is the one i remember the most.

Raluca Tîrziu

saaaaame!!!!

Catherine Cox

saaaame,,,,,,!,!!!!!

Amy Beth

Love this version more than the original!

Isai

Amy Beth This is the original

ryan beltz

When you hear the guitar you know it’s the right version

Kurtis B.

Actually this is the normal version. They remade it and took Big Sean off for the radio version.

Pat W.

smh but Big Sean the man love that dudes music

Evelyn Brown

still one of my favorite songs

Jamie Shorner

THIS SONG IS SO ADDICTING I CANT STOP LISTENING TO IT!!!!

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